JUPITER, FL / ACCESSWIRE / August 23, 2018 / Richard Rendina and his family are passionate about winning the fight against cancer by finding a cure. They, themselves are not strangers to the struggles that the countless cancer patients, survivors, and family members go through.
Celebrated real estate developer and philanthropist Bruce A. Rendina, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in 2005. Sadly, in 2006, only 17 months after the diagnosis he lost his battle with this deadly disease.
After his death, his three sons Richard, David, and Michael took over operations and functioning of Rendina Cos., Bruce's business. Not long after, the Rendina family was again struck with the diagnosis of cancer.
Richard Rendina was diagnosed with a non-Hodgkin lymphoma in February 2011. To ensure he was doing everything possible to fight against this illness, Richard had his case reviewed by Massachusetts General Hospital and Palm Beach Cancer Institute, the physicians added the chemotherapeutic agent Methotrexate to his treatment regimen. Rather than destroying cancer cells, Methotrexate slows down their growth.
Mr. Rendina went through three cycles of this chemotherapeutic agent. Furthermore, he undertook six cycles of R-CHOP. With R-CHOP treatment, doctors add the drug Rituximab to five different chemotherapeutic drugs which are then delivered to the cancer patient by an infusion.
Richard ended his cancer treatment in June of that year. Cancer patients must be cancer-free for at least four years before they can be considered cured. There is an 70 percent cure rate for those with the type of cancer Richard was diagnosed with.
Today, Richard is cancer free and carries on the legacy his father started in 1997, by running the Rendina Family Foundation with his two brothers, Michael and David. The foundation is committed to helping individuals, families, and communities affected by cancer.
To help the foundation meet this commitment, Richard and the charity supports research companies, hospitals, and organizations who share in their devotion to developing better treatments and finding a cure for cancer.
Since the charities formation, it has donated more than $5.75 million nationwide. Honoring the life of the late Bruce A. Rendina, the foundation holds an annual golf tournament named "Raise the B.A.R." to raise funds for cancer research that will one day end the fight against cancer.
Rendina Family Foundation
661 University Boulevard
Jupiter, FL 33458
SOURCE: Rendina Family Foundation